These were among cases received recently by the Prince George’s County Animal Management Division. Call 301-780-7200 for directions to the county animal shelter, hours of operation and adoption and licensing procedures. The department Web site is

Pink snake left behind: 3800 block, Regency Pkwy., Suitland, Aug. 4. Animal management received a call from an apartment complex about a snake found in a cage in a vacant unit. The caller said that the tenant had moved out and that the apartment was scheduled to be cleaned and painted. An animal control officer removed the pink snake and took it to a rescue group.

Baby raccoons caught in living room: 6000 block, Parkland Ct., District Heights, Aug. 7. A woman reported that she had raccoons inside her apartment, running around and knocking things over in her living room. An animal control officer caught and removed two healthy baby raccoons. Both were returned to the wild.

Stray dog tied to deck: 6100 block, Belwood St., District Heights, Aug. 9. A woman called animal management to report a large stray dog tied to the deck on the side of her home. She said that she didn’t know where the dog came from or how long it had been there. An officer arrived and found the 4-year-old black female Labrador retriever and beagle mix. Upon examination the officer found that the dog had not been tied to the deck, but was wearing a tie-out cable collar with snake — which had gotten tangled up around the deck — attached to it. The dog’s owner was found. After $250 in fees were paid, the owner and dog were reunited Aug. 12.

Cat hit by vehicle: 1400 block, University Blvd., Hyattsville, Aug. 9. A person reported seeing an injured cat under a vehicle. An animal control officer picked up the female tortie domestic shorthair. When not claimed, the cat was treated and sent to a rescue group Aug. 15.

Bowie pet adoption fair: The Prince George’s County SPCA/Humane Society is sponsoring cat and dog adoptions from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 4500 Mitchellville Rd, Bowie. The pets’ foster owners will answer questions and accept adoption applications. Adoption fees are $75 for cats, $180 for dogs. For information, call 301-262-5625 or visit

Upper Marlboro low-cost animal clinic: The Prince George’s County Department of Environmental Resources’ Animal Management Division will sponsor a low-cost wellness and vaccine clinic from noon to 3 p.m. first and third Thursdays at the Spay Spot Clinic, 3750 Brown Station Rd., Upper Marlboro. For information, call 301-254-8151 or visit

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett